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Recruitment Client

Recruitment Client

We are specialists in FMCG recruitment at all levels across National Accounts – Field Sales Management – Business Development – Category/Customer/Shopper Marketing, Brand Marketing – Export/International – both on a permanent and interim basis. We also help recruit talent across commercial support functions such as revenue management and Supply Chain and we are happy to discuss this with you and any specific requirements you may have.

Our Approach

There is currently a serious talent shortage in the UK FMCG market at all job levels.

The SmithCarey recruitment process utilizes a bespoke combination of candidate search tools and techniques to identify and engage with the right people, to ensure that the candidate shortlist reflects the best talent available to match your specific requirements.

The most important part of the process is meeting you, the client, in person to discuss every aspect of the brief and type of candidate i.e. skills, experience, culture fit that you are looking for. We will then recommend and agree with you a course of action and process to achieve a successful outcome in the shortest possible timescale.

All shortlist candidates are interviewed by SmithCarey face-to-face first, so you have confidence in knowing that all candidates will be a close match to your brief.  Our candidate communication is second to none, so you can be assured that every single candidate who either applies for or who is approached directly by us, will be well briefed and left with a positive impression of your company.

Under normal circumstances we allow 4-6 weeks from start of brief to candidate job offer. Working in partnership with our clients the overriding objective is to attract “top talent” that fits your organisational needs. Talent is in short supply so sometimes this can take a little longer!

Our terms are highly competitive in the FMCG recruitment market and are tailored to reflect your specific requirements taking into account the scale, size and complexity of the search work to be undertaken.  For a confidential discussion and individual quote that meets your needs, please contact one of our Recruitment Directors:

Mark Smith – 07747 847214 –  

Maria Murphy – 07745 184922 –



We personally meet you to understand your unique business and recruitment needs


We tailor the search campaign to bring the right talent that matches your requirements as discussed


We search, manage and select the right shortlist for you – not just a CV shuffle!


During the interview process we manage all candidate feedback & communication on your behalf

Roles we recruit for


  • Sales/Commercial Directors
  • National Accounts
  • Account Directors
  • Field Sales
  • Managing Director

Sales Jobs


  • Brand/Consumer Marketing
  • Category Management
  • Customer Marketing
  • Shopper Marketing

Marketing Jobs


  • Commercial Revenue Management
  • Customer Services/Sales support
  • Export/International
  • Supply Chain

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if you want help attracting the best talent then get in touch with our team.

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Our point of difference

Employee Branding

We are experts in developing and delivering an effective employer brand strategy, working closely and in confidential partnership with clients to develop a fully integrated employer talent attraction and retention strategy. We would be happy to share our successful track record and approach in order to help create a successful first class talent strategy.

Attracting Talent

Our team of Recruitment Directors and Consultants are supported by a team of highly skilled FMCG Researchers and digital/social media marketers, who are experienced in searching and attracting top talent, keeping in regular contact with talented individuals who may not be actively searching for their next opportunity right now but will be seeking the right career move at some point in the future.

Personal Touch

Our ‘personal touch’ Recruitment team all have heavyweight experience and a successful track record of working in FMCG Sales & Marketing roles over many years. They have an intimate knowledge and understanding of how the FMCG market works in all aspects we put people first, we do what we say we’ll do and we live and breathe our unique set of ethical values.

Recruitment Reviews

  • I would like to say ‘thank you’ Maria for how you handled the screening / first interview process. You have been open, honest and kept me updated all the way through – it has been a breath of fresh air in today’s recruitment market – Simon
  • Mark's attention to detail and application from initial contact, up to and including job offer was exceptional. The confidence he instilled in me for initial interview had me feeing, he ACTUALLY wanted me to be successful. His personable approach was so refreshing in what can be in essence 'a numbers game' for recruiters. My new employers also think very highly of Mark as he is an expert in his field, concise, to the point and a delight to work with. Thank you for all your help - Ash
  • I found working with Mark to be a very positive experience when assessing my career options. Mark took the time to understand what I was about, what I was looking for, and then only put me forward for roles in which he felt mutual synergies existed. I really felt that Mark understood the businesses that he represented, but also me as an individual. I see Mark as an expert in his field and would not hesitate to work with him in the future - James
  • I started my new job this week and they are a really nice bunch of people. Thanks for all your help and support Maria in finding me a job I know I’m going to enjoy - Kate
  • Thanks so much for your feedback on my CV Maria, I really appreciate it. My CV definitely needs changing as I am getting little response for anything I apply for. Really value your opinion and thanks again for reviewing for me - Mike
  • I just wanted to pass on my excellent experience with Colin! I was ultimately unsuccessful for the role I had applied for but I have nothing but respect for Colin and the way that he handled the whole process. There are a lot of sharks out there but people that work for your company are a cut above the best and i just wanted you to know that. The whole job search procedure is very stressful and Colin did everything to keep me updated and broke the bad news in a very fair and even handed way. I will keep in touch with Colin and continue to kiss frogs, hoping that one day it will turn into a prince and I will land the dream job - James

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